Multiple victims reported as shooting breaks out at Perry High School in Iowa

Multiple victims reported as shooting began at Perry High School in Iowa

Several people are feared to have been shot after a shooting occurred at Perry High School in Iowa on the morning of Thursday, January 4.

Today is the first day back to school after winter break for Perry High School students.

The gunshots were reported shortly after 8:20 a.m., when about 1,700 children studying at the school were in their classes.

Witnesses at the scene reported seeing crying students gathered with their parents near the school entrance.

Multiple helicopters were en route to the scene to provide critical care transport, according to public flight data.

There are at least five ambulances, several police units, air ambulance helicopters and firefighters at the scene, which is 25 miles northwest of Des Moines.

The Dallas County Sheriff's Office confirmed the active investigation into the shooting — but said no other information is available at this time.


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